British pop superstar Madonna has shared an excerpt from the speech she gave during her birthday party in Marrakech in August.
Rabat – On Christmas Day, Madonna published a video on her social media accounts in which she can be heard delivering a speech about the state of women in a patriarchal society.
In her post, Madonna paid homage to late American singer Aretha Franklin and “tribute to all women everywhere.”
The singer said: “Women are not really celebrated and honored the way that they should be and hopefully that will change. We’ve struggled through a lot over the centuries.”
Madonna condemned the idea that women’s freedom is limited by stereotypes about their their sex and their age.
“The way we’re raised to think that women have a lifespan and that at a certain age they have to go away. We must never be limited by age. We must never be limited by gender, by what society expects us to be,” she said.
Madonna shared another video showing moments of her visit to Marrakech and dance performances by British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. Next to the video she wrote: “Life Is A Dance ! Thanks to Megan Guwre, Amine Messaoudii, Daniele Sibilli, Marvin Gofin, Hassan Hajjaj Sadek El Bahjaoui.”
An Excerpt from My Birthday Speech in Morocco 🙏🏼 The Day Aretha Franklin died…….A tribute to All Women Everywhere who will not be limited by the crumbs The Patriarchy has left for us. Who will not bow down to fear or be… https://t.co/2jXBN0hAvD pic.twitter.com/9LTUbunD9v
— Madonna (@Madonna) December 25, 2018
Madonna had a lush 60th birthday in Morocco’s ocher city, Marrakech. The singer, who called herself “BerberQueen” as she donned a Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) look on her birthday party, shared several photos and videos of her time.
More Birthday Nostalgia………Life Is A Dance ! 💃🏻🕺🏾 Thanks to Megan Guwre @sofisia Amine Messaoudii Daniele Sibilli Marvin Gofin Hassan Hajjaj Sadek El Bahjaoui @loicmabanza @nunoxico #Morocco #Marrakesh #keshangels #dance #life #love ♥️ pic.twitter.com/GkfpJyyVGG
— Madonna (@Madonna) December 26, 2018
On Christmas day, months after returning to her home from Marrakech, Madonna wrote on Twitter that she was feeling nostalgic.